WASHINGTON (AP) – Huascar Ynoa (3-1) hit a grand slam and allowed an unearned run and four hits in seven innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Ynoa drove a fastball from Tanner Rainey 427 feet to center field in the sixth inning for the first grand slam by a major league pitcher since Cincinnati’s Anthony DeSclafani on June 23, 2018. Ronald Acuña Jr. also homered for the Braves, breaking a scoreless tie in the fifth against Joe Ross (2-2). Atlanta stopped a four-game skid while ending Washington’s four-game winning streak. MARLINS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 3 MIAMI (AP) – NL RBIs leader Jesús Aguilar delivered a tiebreaking single in a six-run eighth against Kevin Ginkel (0-1) following Miguel Rojas’ double, Corey Dickerson followed with an infield single, and catcher Stephen Vogt’s throwing error allowed Aguilar to score all the way from first. Lewis Brinson added a three-run homer off Alex Young. Richard Bleier (2-0) came out of the bullpen and struck out Josh Rojas, Wyatt Mathisen and Pavin Smith after Arizona tied the score in the top of the eighth. ROCKIES 12, GIANTS 4 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead single and a grand slam in a 10-run first inning of a doubleheader opener. Belt connected for his home run on the sixth pitch after Jhoulys Chacín relieved starter German Márquez, a 452-foot drive for his third career slam. Buster Posey went deep four pitches later. Márquez (1-3) allowed eight runs and six hits in two-third of an inning. Matt Wisler (1-2) retired Colorado’s final five batters. CUBS 7, DODGERS 1 CUBS 4, DODGERS 3 CHICAGO (AP) – Clayton Kershaw (4-3) gave up four runs and four hits in one inning of the opener in the shortest start of his career – exactly 11 years after he went just 1 1/3 innings against Milwaukee. Trevor Bauer didn’t get through the fifth in the nightcap and David Bote, who tagged Kershaw for a three-run double in a 7-1 win, delivered a game-ending single off Garrett Cleavinger (0-2) on the ninth inning. The Dodgers have lost eight of their last 10 games. Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single off Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner. Kyle Hendricks (2-3) allowed seven hits over seven innings in his sixth career complete game. Justin Steele (1-0) got his first career win in the second game as Chicago took two from the World Series champions after losing seven of nine. PHILLIES 6, BREWERS 5 PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Andrew McCutchen had a pair of solo homers and Brad Miller hit a three-run shot to back Aaron Nola. Nola (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed one run and five hits in six gritty innings as the Phillies held on to earn consecutive wins for the first time since they started the season 4-0. Phillies reliever Enyel De Los Santos, called up from the minors earlier in the day, came out of the bullpen to pitch the seventh but was denied entry by umpires because he didn’t appear on their lineup card. Sam Coonrod got five outs for his second save. Brewers starter Eric Lauer (1-1) gave up six runs – two earned – and eight hits in six innings, striking out seven. YANKEES 7, ASTROS 3 NEW YORK (AP) – Boos and bad words streamed loudly from the seats in Houston’s return to Yankee Stadium, and New York got a homer and four hits from Giancarlo Stanton to sate those spiteful fans. In Houston’s first visit to the Bronx since its sign-stealing scam was exposed, an error by Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in the sixth inning let New York blow the game open.
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